FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox have made contact
with free agent Bengie Molina but are not ready to move on him yet.
anyone’s guess as to what kind of shape Molina is in these days, but he
could be appealing with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jason Varitek
combining to hit .179/.246/.241 in 123 plate appearances this season.
Ivan Rodriguez has also been a name floated as a possibility for the
Sox, but Rosenthal says Boston is “cool” on him. Regardless of who the
target ends up being, it’s become pretty clear that the Sox will seek to
upgrade behind the plate before the trade deadline. Source:
FOXSports.com May 8, 12:28 PM
The sooner the scrap the Saltalamessia experiment, the better.
Molina, if he is in good playing shape cannot be any worse than Saltymess.
I-Rod, even being past his prime cannot hurt. At least he can call a game.
one might need a get in shape assignment in AAA for a few games. Just
get something done soon, get them in shape & get Saltymess out of
I don’t know about Molina, anyway I trust more Salty now than Tek. Salty
could get better, while Varitek is pretty much finished. Quite similar
to Wake, great history with RS but not too much good input in the